Dec 18, 2020, 12:29 PM
The Executive Director of the National Sports Council (NSC) has expressed optimism about the future of Gambian sports in the post covid-19 era.
The bout will be seen as the proper return of wrestling in the country after a long spell of hibernation due to the pandemic.
Meanwhile, many wrestling supporters believe that the May 30 combat will be a milestone event that will redesign wrestling in the country.
The king of the Gambian arena since 2018, Hoyontan, from Club Ndongo Ceesay is coming into the fight after contesting in 11 fights, registering 8 wins, 2 draws and 1 declared no fight with zero defeat. He last fought and beat Leket Bu Barra in which he got his crown as the king in Gambian arena.
Hoyontan can also wrestle in all the three types of wrestling in the Senegambia region, which include Roffo, free style and boxing. His supporters said he is twice favorite over Double Tyson.
Meanwhile, Double Tyson from Club Kharang Wrestling School, also the champion of Saloum has fought 18 combats in Senegal and 4 in The Gambia. He recorded in total 15 victories, 2 defeats and a draw.
Double Tyson is believed to be on a revenge mission against Hoyantan as the king of the Gambian arena beat his brother (Action) in the 2016.
The fight is named after the Gambian President Adama Barrow. The fight will also feature 11 other bouts.
The face-to-face (war of words) between the two wrestlers was held on 16 May 2021, at the Serekunda East mini-stadium.
The organiser of the fight, Jebel Wrestling Promotions has been active since 2012, organising big events involving Hoyantan, Sannex, France among others.
The Gambia senior national team will battle it out with Togo in their second international friendly match today, Tuesday in Turkey at 5 p.m.
The Gambia National Women's team, the Queen Scorpions will today, Tuesday 17th January 2023 leave Banjul for Cape Verde ahead of the forth-coming West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone A Women's tournament to be held in Cape Verde, 2023.